Symposium 2012

International Symposium on Domestic Wastewater Treatment & Disposal Systems
The symposium presents recent research findings, discuss the content and context of new legislation and to share experiences/ best practice from other international jurisdictions.


Dr. Patrick PrendergastIntroduction & Welcome
Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost, TCD
Gerard O'LearySetting the scene
Gerard O'Leary, Director, EPA
Prof. Chris BuckleyOnsite-Wastewater: the Hazards
Prof. Chris Buckley, University KwaZuku Natal, South Africa
Dr. Linda MayThe impact of on-site sewage treatment systems on river quality in UK catchments
Dr. Linda May (CEH, Edinburgh)
Prof. Phil Jordan Rural point sources
Prof. Phil Jordan (University of Ulster)
Dr. Raymond FlynnQuantifying contributions of on-site sewage disposal systems to nutrient fluxes in stream headwaters
Dr. Raymond Flynn (Queens University, Belfast)
Dr. Valerie McCarthyA field study assessing the impact of on-site wastewater treatment systems
Dr. Valerie McCarthy (Dundalk Institute of technology)
Prof. Robert SiegristUsing an in situ soil profile as a wastewater treatment unit
Prof. Robert Siegrist (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
Dr Robert MeehanSubsoil's across the Irish landscape
Dr Robert Meehan (Talamhireland)
Dr. Laurence GillThe attenuation of on-site effluent contaminants through percolation areas of different Irish subsoil's
Dr. Laurence Gill (Trinity College Dublin)
Prof. Vincent O'FlahertyUnderstanding microbial denitrification and pathogen transport in effluent and soils
Prof. Vincent O'Flaherty (National University of Galway)
Dr. Mark GrossPackaged wastewater treatment systems for individual homes and small communities
Dr. Mark Gross (Orenco Systems, Oregon, USA)
Dr. Edmond O'ReillyResearch developments in the on-site treatment of wastewater
Dr. Edmond O'Reilly (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Eamonn SmythEN certification and National Annexes
Eamonn Smyth (Department of the Env., Community and Local Government)
Dr. Donata DubberThe suitability of packaged wastewater treatment systems for direct surface water discharge in rural Ireland
Dr. Donata Dubber (Trinity College Dublin)
Sarah WestHow Australia and New Zealand manage onsite wastewater 8 different ways
Sarah West (EPA, Victoria, Australia)
Professors Julia Black & Robert BaldwinThe Challenges of Low Risk Sites
Professors Julia Black & Robert Baldwin (London School of Economics)
Leo Sweeney & Margaret KeeganNational inspection plan for DWWTS
Leo Sweeney & Margaret Keegan (Environmental Protection Agency)
Seamus O'BrienLocal Authority Assessment of OSWWTS
Seamus O'Brien (North Tipperary Co. Council)
Dr. Carlos AriasCurrent state of descentrilized waste water treatment technology in Denmark
Dr. Carlos Arias (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Sean CurneenThe Treatment of On-site wastewater using Willow Bed Evapourisation Systems in Ireland
Sean Curneen (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr. Niall O'LuanaighThe attenuation capacity of constructed wetlands to treat domestic wastewater in Ireland
Dr. Niall O'Luanaigh (La Trobe University, Australia)
Dr. Laurence GillConstructed on-site sand filters as secondary and tertiary effluent treatment processes
Dr. Laurence Gill (Trinity College Dublin)
Nancy DealTheory and Practice of Soil and Site investigation for Wastewater Dispersal Systems processes
Nancy Deal (Dept. Environment & Natural Resources, North Carolina)
Donal DalyA Risk Based Methodology to assist in the Regulation of Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems
Donal Daly (Environmental Protection Agency)
Dave SmythThe use of geospatial modelling in determining strategies for on-site wastewater treatment
Dave Smyth (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Mark LivingstoneRegulation of treated sewage discharges
Mark Livingstone, Head of Water Regulation Group (NIEA)